Lee Kuan Yew discharged from SGH

SINGAPORE - According to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office released Sunday afternoon, former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has been discharged from Singapore General Hospital and is now resting at home.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong posted the statement on his Facebook page, adding that "doctors are following up with him to optimise his anti-coagulation therapy, in order to minimise the risk of further Transient Ischaemic Attacks."

Mr Lee had been admitted to Singapore General Hospital on Friday after experiencing a suspected transient ischaemic attack (TIA) associated with a prolonged episode of atrial fibrillation (i.e. irregular heartbeat).

A TIA occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain stops for a brief period of time. A person will have stroke-like symptoms which clear in less than 24 hours.

He had been warded for a few extra days for the doctors to adjust his medications and for observation.

On Friday, Mr Lee had to miss the Chinese New Year dinner in his Tanjong Pagar constituency. It was the first time he has ever missed the dinner.